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Friday February 3, 2017

February 3: Day of the Week

February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1377
    More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
  • 1637
    Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
  • 1787
    Shays’ Rebellion is crushed.
  • 1931
    The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
  • 1943
    The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
  • 1958
    Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
  • 1971
    New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
  • 1989
    After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
  • 1998
    Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
  • 2011
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 3?

  • 1809
    Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (d. 1847)
  • 1842
    Sidney Lanier, American writer (d. 1881)
  • 1904
    Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)
  • 1927
    Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • 1943
    Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)
  • 1943
    Shawn Phillips, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
  • 1948
    Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timorese politician, Nobel Peace laureate
  • 1961
    Keith Gordon, American actor
  • 1990
    Sean Kingston, Jamaican-American singer
  • 1993
    Getter Jaani, Estonian actress and singer

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